Excuse me if I asked this somewhere else; can't find it. but anyhow I talked to a former owner of a Testa Rossa and he told me his car when he bought it much used had a 427 Ford installed by Shelby American. The only Ferrari I had heard of before that Shelby had to do with that had an American V8 was a 750 Monza he jointly owned with Dick Hall, his partner in Carroll Shelby sports cars, a business started before Shelby American. But this TR owner told me Shelby didn't own the TR, he merely ihad his shop install the engine for the customer and did a well engineered job though I am doubtful it handled well since I think a 427 big block (cast iron block and probably cast iron heads) weighs more than 450 lbs., it has to be lots heavier than an alloy block 3-liter V-12. Anyway sometime afterward the car was set on fire, maybe by the same guy who ordered the Ford installation, and later sold mightily singed to the man who told me about it, who eventually installed a proper V-12 tho not the one with the right number made for the car, an engine that did eventually reach the car years later. I was just wondering if anyone else read about this car back when it was Ford powered; for instance was it in Road & Track or anything--I can't believe with the pressure of preparing race cars Shelby-American would take time to do this side deal but then you never know, Shelby was selling chili powder, Pit Stop deodorant; he'd do lots to make some extra bread, no doubt because his early life was a hard scrabble existance and he never knew when it was all going to go away.